My Mum and I went to the Festival of Quilts on the 16th and 17th August. We have been before and love looking at the quilts and buying lots of fabric. This year, we also attended two of the hour-long workshops.
The first workshop we attended was to make a beaded biscornu pincushion. We were given all the materials and tools that we needed.
We were able to stitch and stuff our pin cushions, and we managed about half the beading during the workshop, the rest we had to finish at home. We were given instructions to take away, and small pieces of fabric and a ring to make a tiny keyring version.
The second workshop was making mini-mosaic patchwork. This technique is very clever and allows you to make intricate small patchwork panels easily.
We were able to cut and layout all the squares during the workshops, we then stitched it all once we were home. This workshop was run by Paula Doyle, she has a book about this technique coming out the autumn if you fancy trying it.
These workshops were quick and interesting, it was good fun to try something different. It was also nice to have a sit down after all the walking around!